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DHS News January 2014

Casey Family Programs Honors Marc Cherna with Lifetime Achievement Award For Excellence In Child Welfare Leadership  

Casey Family Programs , the largest foundation focused solely on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for vulnerable children and families across America, has given Marc Cherna its first Casey Excellence in Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Amy’s Room” Brightens the Lexington Office  

Colorful artwork now adorns the walls of a visitation room at the CYF Lexington Office, in memory of adoption caseworker Amy Tua.

Family Finding Builds Support 

Family Finding – the search for relatives, kin and connections who can help shepherd a child to a productive life – is helping to build long term supports for individuals served by DHS.

Thanks to All Holiday Project Participants  

The spirit of giving soared during the 2013 holidays, with the Holiday Project giving a boost to thousands of children served by DHS.

Judy Barricella and Brian Bell 

Kudos to Judy Barricella and Brian Bell for appointments to new roles for the county.




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